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littlejennywren

I agree, finding a balance between the extra cost of organic foods and keeping within the budget can be really difficult. We try to grow some of our own but the past couple of years haven't been a great success. We do have a fledgling farmers market here but the main problem with it is that it is on a Sunday and I would really rather not go shopping on a Sunday.

plainandsimple

Hi

I agree with LJW about growing your own. It's much easier to do than many people think. My tip is to grow items that are very expensive if you buy the organic version. If your soil is good you can grow all sorts!

thebizofknowledge

I stumbled upon this site as I was in the process of doing some online research. I thought that produce from Mexico was generally worse because they don't have the bans that the (ha!) U.S. has. Somewhat confusing.

Jeanne

Biz, I'm no expert, of course -- I'm assuming that the fact that chemicals remain in the soil for so long, and have only recently been used in Mexico, as opposed to the 30-40+ years in the US, to be the deciding factor. Mexico was only recommended by Real Simple for squash, as all of the other items mentioned are tagged either "buy New Zealand" or "buy domestic". Organic is still best for all of these ten things, it seems.

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